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This tour program gives you a great chance to explore two ancient capital cities Of China: Beijing and Xi’an.

In 8 days, you will visit many of UNESCO World heritage sites including the Forbidden City, Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

You will be deeply impressed by the profound history and culture of Chinese civilization.

Day 1 Departure

To start off your amazing China Tour, you will leave your departure city and fly to Beijing. Meals and snacks will be provided on the plane.

Day 2 Arriving Beijing

When you arrive in Beijing, a Rewards Holiday local representative will meet and greet you at the airport. The local representative will then transfer you to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day for self-exploring or relaxation.

Day 3 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today, we will visit the world renown Tiananmen Square, the very centre of the capital of China. After, venture into the Forbidden City, the former palaces of many emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasty; a true architectural masterpiece. The Forbidden City is also a home to the National Palace Museum, which showcases many rotating exhibitions of ancient Chinese arts and crafts. Get a great opportunity to learn about the hierarchy and culture associated with it. After lunch, proceed to the Summer Palace. The palace was once a royal retreat, after the fall of Qing dynasty, it has since been under careful protection and is now renown for being the best-preserved imperial garden in the world. Explore the spectacular park and experience the imperialness associated with it. This evening, delight in a famous Peking Duck dinner banquet.

Day 4 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today's highlight is an excursion to the world renowned, majestic, The Great Wall (JuYongGuan); Also known as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”. Get a chance to climb a section of this 3,700-mile marvel and get a breathtaking experience to the beauty and magnificence of this wonder. Afterwards, tour the iconic “2008 Beijing Olympic Center”; including the famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. The Olympic Centre now hosts many spectacular opening ceremonies and events. Experience the brilliant architectural structure design from the outside view, providing a perfect photo opportunity to capture these gorgeous buildings. Then, visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia, made possible by the Dragon Land Jade company. Observe the sophisticated craftsmanship of the many jades on display and get a great opportunity to bring one home yourself. Tonight, you will attend a large-scale musical drama show, The Golden Mask Dynasty show. An original Chinese drama play, which incorporates dancing, lighting and acoustics, acrobatics and some magnificent costumes to recreate the wonderful legend. Produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers, the play has eight chapters and includes more than 200 actors from China and abroad in a single performance.

Day 5 Beijing- Xian (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today, we will take a tour to the Temple of Heaven, an imperial complex of religious buildings, it is recognized by UNESCO as an architectural masterpiece built between 1406-1460 A.D. Historically, it is an Imperial Sacrificial Alter, and was used in the past by emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties for ceremonial honouring and praising to the gods of harvest, atonement for the sins of their people and seek divine clearance from the gods. Afterwards, take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour and experience the culture and dynamics of what it would have been like to reside in ancient China. Then, received more insight on the diminishing of Hutongs through a Local Family Visit, where, also, an included local family meal will take place. Later, visit a famous Chinese Medical and Pharmaceutical company, Tong Ren Tang. Officially founded in year 1669, it has trained and provided many imperial doctors to former emperors of Qing dynasty. Discover the rich history, theory and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine. Also, find out the health preservation methods through the Chinese medical way. We will then take an evening flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival at Xi’an airport, your local tour guide will transfer you to your hotels where you can enjoy the rest of the evening for exploring or relaxation.

Day 6 Xi'an (Breakfast, Dinner)

Xi’an is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization. During Xian’s 3,100 year development, 13 dynasties placed capitals here, just like a living history book. Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals. Upon arrival we tour

【Small Wild Goose Pagoda】 (Xiao Yan Ta), the symbol of the city. It is a well-preserved ancient tower built in 707AD, functioned to collect Buddhists materials that were taken from India by the pilgrims. Here we will join a special class to learn traditional Chinese culture, brush paintings and Chinese calligraphy. Next tour 【Xian Museum】, a Tang Dynasty-style structure under national heritage protection. The museum has a massive collection that spans over 130,000 pieces –14,400 of which are rated at China's highest level of cultural importance. Enjoy a Chinese traditional Calligraphy Class & Shadow Puppet Performance. Shadow Puppet Performance  that works in the form of "one mouth tells stories of thousands of years with a pair of hands operate millions of soldiers." We will introduce about its history and be marveled at the lingering music, exquisite puppets, brisk colors and lively performance. After enjoying the Fu Brick Dark Tea, the mysterious tea from China’s ancient Silk Road, our calligraphy master is waiting to impart his knowledge and guide our hands as we practice this ancient art. Following this full day of activities, you will be escorted to your hotel.

Day 7 Xi’an (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, we will visit 【Qin Emperor’s Mausoleum】and the 【Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum】, it is the most significant archeological excavations in 1974. Qin (d. 210 B.C.), the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by life-sized famous Terra Cotta Warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital. The Terra Cotta Army it rated as one of the top attractions in China; in 1987 it was enlisted in the UNESCO.

After the museum, we will continue to visit the【Artistic Ceramics Factory】, to learn about the techniques of making Tan San Cai, as well as the Terra Cotta Warriors. Enjoy a Tradition【A Dumpling Banquet and spectacle of the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show】

Day 8 Xi’an- Beijing- Home (Breakfast)

After breakfast, your local tour guide will transfer you to the airport. Depart home (via Beijing or Shanghai) or extend your journey to other cities in China.

Xi'an Titan Times Hotel

360 W. Ring Road (North Section), Lianhu, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

+86-29-8862-6666

China National Convention Center Grand Hotel

Beijing China National Convention Center Grand Hotel

Building 1, No. 8 Precincts, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District
Zip code:100105

+86 10 8437 2008

+86 10 8437 0387

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For U.S and Canadian passport holder, China visa is required.

There are two options available to obtain Chinese Visa

 

Option One:  Regular multi entry individual visa

For customers who would like to apply for a multi entry visa, we recommend using our partner VisaCentral to obtain this required travel document.  You will not be allowed to enter China or begin your journey without a valid visa for China.

Get started by placing your visa order at https://visacentral.com/rtc

Through Rewards Holiday, VisaCentral offers discounted pricing, an easy to follow set of instructions, and support staff who can answer your questions from 7:30am to 8:00pm(central time). Place your order at https://visacentral.com/rtc, call VisaCentral at 877-535-0688 or send an email to customerservice@visacentral.com for more information.

We recommend that you begin your visa application 45-days prior to your departure.

 

Option Two: Apply for a Chinese Visa on your own through the Chinese Embassy/Consulate:

Please request for an invitation letter from your Rewards Holiday representative before visiting the Chinese Embassy/Consulate.

There are offices located in Washington D.C, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston.

For more information, check out the Chinese embassy website: http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/hzqz/

We recommend that you begin your visa application 45-days prior to your departure.

 

Please be advised that final decision on issuing a visa is total discretion of the designated Embassy / consulate, we are not responsible for any delay caused by unmet requirements or denial of visa by the consulate. The embassy may require additional supporting materials based on different personal circumstances.

  • Prices are for Land Only
  • All Prices are in USD
  • Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
  • Add on airfare: available upon request
  • No Child discounts

Price includes

  • Domestic transportation indicated in the itinerary
  • Deluxe & Exotic Hotel accommodations
  • Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
  • All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • Taxes and fuel surcharges

Price does not include

  • International flights (Home to destination & back home)
  • Tips (Gratuities to tour guides and drivers)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Visa fee (if applicable)

8 Days

BOOK OF CHINA: Chapter One - Memories Of Han

From: USD $1,099 

Group Size:

Guide:

2 and above
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